In case you missed it: February 2018 roundup

March 14, 2018

(This article was first published on Revolutions, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)

In case you missed them, here are some articles from February of particular interest to R users.

The R Consortium opens a new round of grant applications for R-related user groups and projects, and has issued US$0.5M in grants to date for R-related projects and events.

Microsoft R Client 3.4.3 and Microsoft ML Server 9.3, both built with R 3.4.3, have been released. 

An 8-step, 5-minute tutorial for setting up a cluster in Azure for use with the sparklyr package.

A smartphone app uses R and the keras package to identify "spells" using accelerometer data.

"Machine Learning with R and Tensorflow", JJ Allaire's keynote presentation at RStudio::conf.

A guide to styling base graphics in R.

A list of applications, open source projects, and extensions from Microsoft related to R.

Several upcoming R conferences offer diversity scholarships.

Introducing the DataExplorer package, for quick data summaries and visualizations. 

A video overview of the Data Science Virtual Machine, featuring R. 

"Asking the right questions about AI", an essay about the ethical implications of predictions.

And some general interest stories (not necessarily related to R):

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